Additive Manufacturing

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 6:00pm-8:00pm EDT
Event format: 
In-Person / Local
Posted by Nancy Tseng
Chippewa Nature Center
400 S Badour Rd
Midland, MI 48640
United States

Free and open to the public

Light snacks at 6:00 PM while they last

Seminar starts at 7:00 PM

For AIChE members, the lecture qualifies for 1 professional development hour credit.  CEH certificates are needed for licensed Professional Engineers to maintain their license and will be provided to interested attendees.

Additive Manufacturing (AM) is changing the way that we look at making products.  Some have actually called Additive Manufacturing the third industrial revolution.  This presentation will define AM and discuss the many different types of additive manufacturing processes.  Examples of AM from the consumer level to ways of mass production will be discussed.  AM is evolving fast through increased capabilities, lower costs, and higher speeds.  AM will provide new opportunities for those who embrace the change and prepare for the future with AM. 

Jeff Zawisza is a Fellow within Dow Chemical’s Core R&D organization.  As a mechanical engineer, he has spent much of his 35-year career working in the areas of design and engineering of end products for Dow and Dow’s customers.  Jeff first began using prototypes that were made from additive manufacturing processes in the mid-90s as a tool for concept communication.  Today, Jeff’s group, the Materials Engineering Center, utilizes additive manufacturing in many facets of the product development process. 

Jenn Kirts is the School Program Coordinator and Nature Day Camp Director at Chippewa Nature Center (CNC). She will be highlighting the programs and opportunities CNC offers to the public throughout the year at 6:30 PM.

If you are interested in joining the local Mid-Michigan section, please use the link below.